A generally semantic journey

I have enjoyed some of the writing and audio from Al Turtle a relationship therapist. I get an RSS feed of his updates and today found a link to his favourite books. Great idea!

I found a ebook of A. E. Van Vogt’s The World of Null-A, non-Aristotelian logic in SF form. I see that this is not a one-off in Al’s list! He is into General Semantics – intrigued I went off on a search trail.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map-territory_relation#

Ah, this is the map – territory guy, Alfred Korsybski.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Korzybski

http://www.generalsemantics.org/

The organisation Van Vogt mentions in the intro. It is still alive.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elwood_Murray

Murray wrote an article in “Sociometry” linking Psychodrama and GS. I found the info in a Google book, and can’t copy from it (easily) details in the next post!

And coming up again and a gain is one that I loved when I read it years a go Steps to an Ecology of Mind
by Gregory Bateson

And the search led to a lovely essay: Exploring time-binding formulations with William Wordsworth.

There are in our existence spots of time,
That with distinct pre-eminence retain
A renovating virtue, whence–our minds
Are nourished and invisibly repaired;
(Wordsworth, The Prelude, lines 208-215, p.369)

I have that file on my Instapaper, awaiting a quiet moment when I can read it more thoroughly on the phone, where it will no doubt bind with some other moments of time.

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